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Come hear presentations and discussions on innovative technology trends and topics regarding the commercial construction industry. Project teams will offer insight on construction technology trends, emerging innovations, budgeting, system integrations and more. #AGCtech

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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Membership Benefits

Whether you are currently in the AGC 401(k) Plan or want to find out more about it, head to the AGC Houston office on August 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and a copy of the plan review.

  • Get advice from our auditors on avoiding 401(k) plan pitfalls and more!
  • Assess the competitiveness of your plan design features compared to other AGC plans
 

Find out how your company stands in its financial data/compensation practices in the Texas commercial construction industry by participating in this annual survey.
 
AGC News
While it is clear that worker shortages are, in some cases, a significant problem for many contractors, AGC needs to determine what steps firms are taking to cope with tight labor markets and improve the supply of new, qualified workers.

We need your help to take a few minutes to complete the following workforce survey. The more people understand the scope, and consequences, of a tight construction labor market, the more likely they are to act on the measures we identify in our Workforce Development Plan that are designed to make it easier for school systems, local associations and private firms to establish career and technical education and training programs.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by a voice vote. The bipartisan vote shows the broad support for the bill, which reforms and reinvigorates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to meet the current workforce needs through better program alignment, better reporting, increased work-based learning, promoting industry-recognized credentials and increased federal investment. The bill generally addresses AGC's recommendations, and AGC is calling on the U.S. Senate to swiftly consider the bill. Contact your Senators and urge them to support the bill.
Per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request, AGC provided 30 pages of comprehensive and detailed recommendations for EPA’s regulatory evaluation in line with recent executive orders and presidential initiatives. In its submissions, AGC highlights the regulatory burden the construction industry bears and offers specific program modifications and solutions relating to water issues, oil spills prevention and preparedness, air and climate issues, lead-based paint issues, contaminated sites and liability, as well as compliance and enforcement initiatives.  To view the complete set of AGC submissions to EPA, click here, here, and here.

Joslin Construction
Baker Triangle
Education/Training
Technology Solutions for Leveraging BIM Data

August 10, 2017

7:30-10 a.m.

In this presentation, we will share how you can leverage the BIM data for preconstruction and construction workflow. You will learn how to condition a model with information outside of the design model so that it can be organized for estimation purposes.

 

Learn more about this program designed for future AGC leaders.

Proline Supply Company
Safety
AGC Houston members support this new network, which is an alliance of Houston construction companies, associations and related businesses. The Construction Safety Network meets monthly.
Member News
TDIndustries, Inc. recently opened its newly built Houston office, bringing a year-long construction process to a close. The office sits on a 10-acre property on Derrington Road, northwest of downtown Houston. The campus includes a two-story office building and warehouse totaling 51,000 square feet, as well as a detached assembly shop with an additional 6,000 square feet. 

On May 23, 2017, TDIndustries, Inc. hosted an open house at the new facility, which featured a presentation from Robert W. "Bill" Gilmer, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting for C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. More than 80 guests enjoyed the event, which concluded with Moore presenting a $3,000 check to the PTSD Foundation of America Camp Hope in lieu of goodie bags or raffle prizes.
 
News you can Use
On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the Form I-9 page.

Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17. On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. 
The City of Houston announced the opening of their new office, which moved from 3924 Dacoma St. to 10555 Northwest Freeway, Suite 148. The phone number is (832) 395-6585.
OSHA Workplace Posters are available for free and published in numerous languages. 

The OSHA Job Safety and Health: It's the Law poster, available for free from OSHA, informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. All covered employers are required to display the poster in their workplace. Employers do not need to replace previous versions of the poster. Employers must display the poster in a conspicuous place where workers can see it.
On Aug. 1, OSHA will launch a web-based form that will allow employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The webpage will offer three options for submitting data and includes information on reporting requirements, a list of frequently asked questions and a link to request assistance with completing the form.
Does your organization have 50 or more employees? Do you and other supervisors know about complying with this federal labor law?
The Wage and Hour Division  is conducting in-person compliance assistance focused on raising awareness about compliance with federal labor laws in the construction industry and will host two workshops:

August 8, 2017 - Spanish
September 12, 2017 - English

Learn about employer coverage, employee eligibility, qualifying reasons for leave, amount of leave, and employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  
OSHA has announced the release of the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool. The new app, available for Android and iPhone, is a collaborative effort between OSHA and NIOSH to update the OSHA Heat Safety Tool.

Anyone using the current OSHA Heat Safety Tool is encouraged to download the new OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool. The OSHA Heat Safety Tool will be available through September 30, 2017.

Click here for Apple link              Click here for Android link
New Members
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs
Heiken Construction, LLC
Eddie Heiken
3023 Schumann Oaks Dr.
Spring, Texas 77386-3045 
(281) 415-4554
Winco Masonry, Inc.
21240 W. Hammond Dr.
Porter, Texas 77365-4620
(281) 354-2515

Prism Electric, Inc.
6522 Bourgeois Road
Houston, Texas 77066-3110
(713) 884-7800


 

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